Australian Journal of Emergency Management Indigenous Edition Expressions of Interest

The Australian Journal of Emergency Management (AJEM) supports a disaster resilient Australasia. AJEM is developing a special edition for publication in early 2025. We are calling for expressions of interest from Indigenous authors, or Indigenous-led research, community or government initiatives, programs or projects, who wish to contribute.

Submissions are invited from across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand and will be considered by Guest Editors, Bhiamie Williamson - Euahlayi (Monash University) and Lucy Kaiser- Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha (Massey University, GNS Science).

The special edition aims to:

  • foster an Indigenous-led and decolonial discourse in disaster resilience and emergency management
  • explore and enhance understanding of Indigenous perspectives and experiences in relation to disasters and other hazard events
  • highlight Indigenous leadership and excellence in disaster resilience and emergency response
  • explore structural similarities and points of difference in the experiences of Māori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Express your interest before 19 July 2024 to Guest Editors:

Please provide:

  • Title of submission
  • Type of submission (research manuscript, report, short article)
  • Names of authors
  • Authors’ academic institute or organisation
  • Expected date to submit
  • Confirmation of Indigenous authorship or leadership

AJEM is well regarded within the national and international community and has 5,500 newsletter subscribers from emergency services and disaster management; all levels of government; academia; the non-government, not-for-profit and business sectors as well as community-based organisations around the world.

Practitioners, professionals, academics and community representatives are encouraged to submit for publication consideration. AJEM accepts research papers, reports, book reviews and short articles. Cultural content, such as poems, story and song will be considered for this edition.

Authors should refer to and comply with the AJEM contributor guidelines which outline AJEM submission types and requirements. Papers will be evaluated on the basis of originality, content, clarity and relevance to the theme.

Practitioners, professionals and academics with particular experience, knowledge and skills in this area are also invited to nominate as a peer reviewer of academic papers.

General AJEM enquiries can be directed to